Your Best Makeshift Tool Moments

Your Best Makeshift Tool Moments

Adrienne Breaux
Feb 12, 2010

Somewhere along the way, we seem to have lost our hammer. This is a shame, considering that every now and then we find ourselves in need of one. You've no doubt seen some of the posts we've had this month listing essential tools to keep around the house, but what if you find yourself in immediate need of a tool you don't have?

If we get time to work on a house project, there's no stopping us, even if we don't have the right tools or materials to get something done. There was that time we completely assembled a table using nothing but a pocket knife as a screwdriver, and there have been many times when we've used a boot to (at least attempt to) hammer a nail into something.

What have been your most brilliant or clever MacGyver-esque home project moments that you completed using makeshift tools you've crafted in the heat of the moment? Any interesting home tips that you figured out quite by accident? With home hacks month in full blast here at Apartment Therapy we're interested in hearing about your stories!

More tool-related Apartment Therapy posts:
Homemade Tool Storage Find
Favorite DIY Tools: Stamp Kits
Essential Tools: Do You Really Need Kitchen Shears?

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